Why Vettel's Aston Martin F1 debut was so bad

30. mars. 2021
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Sebastian Vettel's first F1 weekend as an Aston Martin driver couldn't have gone much worse. He was eliminated in Q1, had a silly incident in the race, and picked up penalties for infringements on Saturday and Sunday. To make matters worse, he's struggling to get up to speed with the team's AMR21, which has taken a step back from its race-winning predecessor over. the winter. There's plenty of time to recover, but Vettel would have been hoping to start from a slightly higher base
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  • Any performance issues are definitely not Vettel’s fault (so sayeth the Vittel fanboys). Being supposedly one of the best drivers in the world, means you are expected to be able to drive cars with stability problems at least as good as your peers. Something Vittel has never been able to prove. If Vittel gets a car that is stable and exactly suits his driving, his performance will vastly improve? Exactly the same would apply to every other driver…

    IronbuketIronbuket20 timer siden
  • Man, mental fortitude is such a tough thing to sustain at this level

    AkwendaAkwenda2 dager siden
  • there is something to be said for drivers who had a car on rails under them finding it hard to work with sub par cars in the future .. (having travelled business class for years, economy class is double the nightmare) but Vettel appears to lack the qualities needed to accept this change and still succeed at the top level ..

    Paul GilbertPaul Gilbert3 dager siden
  • He's a nice guy, I hope to see the old spark back into his performance,, we keep saying 4x world champion you can't take that away but it seemed years ago.. Come on Seb .. get stuck in ..

    My Turkish LifeMy Turkish Life3 dager siden
  • To be able to drive fast in an F1 car, the car must be perfectly setup in order for the driver to have no worries that something will goes wrong in a high speed situation. Just imagine Spa flat out first S corner, if the car is not perfectly in tune, you think a driver will have the confidence to take it flat out? Merc clearly has then fastest car and strong team, and RB build their car around Max, but seb still doing fastest lap few times in a half hearted car... Things will only be better for seb, AM just need to get their shit together.

    Boon LeeBoon Lee3 dager siden
  • "Sebastian Wettel" as the first words, come on

    TraumaTrauma4 dager siden
  • Ah, maybe because he was never that good to begin with.

    robertoppenheimerrobertoppenheimer5 dager siden
  • Vettel has passed his best. It will be all downhil from now. Karma for what a shit he was to Webber

    cobar53cobar535 dager siden
  • I want to see vettel in mercedes. He would definitely win a title with that car inder their management

    RagingUtaiRagingUtai6 dager siden
  • We can only hope...

    MrBriefly _-MrBriefly _-7 dager siden
  • He moved from a second rate team to a third rate outfit instead of retiring

    Hans HartfielHans Hartfiel7 dager siden
  • I do not care. I will always support him, no matter what will happen he is my favorite driver.

    MR. AMAzingmanMR. AMAzingman7 dager siden
  • Why waste your time with losers investors when you can earn up too $1200 with only $100 minimum investment Ask me how to get started

    Victoria Williams HVictoria Williams H8 dager siden
  • Seb's role in Aston is to give Perez an opportunity to a championship winning car.

    Danny OoiDanny Ooi9 dager siden
  • The four time champion has gone a long time ago, at least 3 years ago.

    valocearvalocear9 dager siden
  • I hope the best for Sebastian, He needs to get comfortable and run in the front again!, but that takes time and Aston is the best place for that!

    NionityNionity9 dager siden
  • Albon should drive for Sir Aston.. seriously

    Jason EbanksJason Ebanks9 dager siden
  • I dont think the 5 points on his licence total that he got were fair at all. These are the same stewards that let Hamilton run wide in a turn and go off track more than 25 times but when Verstappen does it once its "a lasting advantage". No consistency, it seems to be the rules are made to suit what ever is going on at the time.

    PetrolHead88 UKPetrolHead88 UK10 dager siden
  • So he prefers a front wheel drive! 🤪

    One BridgeOne Bridge10 dager siden
  • Used to be a glamorous sport, the cars look awful, no excitement any more

    Gonn GivdgnGonn Givdgn10 dager siden
  • He was an amazing driver, but time to hang it up. Often the end for these racers is a decline in them and their car.

    David LynchDavid Lynch10 dager siden
  • Vettel, the guy who can’t deal with getting crappier with age, so he makes all the excuses he can. Dude will never be a contender again and can’t accept it.

    Nick HughesNick Hughes10 dager siden
  • Sorry for Vettel but I hope the Strolls really really mess it up, you can't buy talent

    Nicolás RodríguezNicolás Rodríguez10 dager siden
  • Man, F1 cars have gotten so ugly; the A-M looks like a Russian Submarine in profile. Horrible

    David FDavid F10 dager siden
  • because vettel

    nicgabpernicgabper11 dager siden
  • What happened to Vettel in testing?

    Aamir 1Aamir 111 dager siden
  • I almost feel pity....

    Nick HNick H11 dager siden
  • Vettel has been in decline for years. Why are people still surprised.

    R RR R11 dager siden
  • This is what happens when you beef with the team that has the heaviest connections to the FIA. I expect to see more penalties affecting Sebastian. R.I.p.

    Damien GalvanDamien Galvan12 dager siden
  • Seb's issues mainly stem from his own confidence issues. Even if it WAS the car, Stroll finished far ahead of Vettel. I just think he's washed up at this point

    MrJrMrJr12 dager siden
  • why vettel is bad!!!

    Nunzio TostoNunzio Tosto12 dager siden
  • If you just came into F1 like I did it's hard to believe Vettel was at one point a multiple time world champ.

    Erik CarrilloErik Carrillo12 dager siden
  • To those who are saying he is a mediocre driver, you are forgetting his performance on Turkish GP 2020

    jef boziesjef bozies12 dager siden
  • Really sad about this

    Altaaf IsmailAltaaf Ismail12 dager siden
  • Should of retired, failed at Ferrari so never gonna be a world champion driving for a midfield team . Or could it be milking around the gp circuits for a load more millions .

    Phil HillPhil Hill12 dager siden
  • oh common! It was the first race in a new team. You are all really big drama queens. xD

    U CRU CR13 dager siden
  • I have absolute faith in this dude. Also, killer video! Love from Chicago, blood. Keep up the excellence!

    The Real FauxstradamusThe Real Fauxstradamus13 dager siden
  • Vettel is done. He is a shell of his former self. I don't know why media pundits like The Race and so on keeps saying Vettel has something left.

    Blaine MendozaBlaine Mendoza13 dager siden
  • Vettel: Lol..."It wasn't me." been saying this for the last 4 years!

    Inman DarrisInman Darris13 dager siden
  • Vettel looks completely out of sorts. He needs to put a page out of the Nigel Mansell book and make the team give him what he needs versus being a nice guy in Formula 1. I hope Ferrari hasn't ruined him like Jean Alesi, Ivan Capelli, Kimi, Alonso, and so many others. If he needs to modify his driving style to extract more out of the car, he needs to do it...NOW!!!

    chris clermontchris clermont13 dager siden
  • Vettel forever.

    Ashutosh Kumar pandeyAshutosh Kumar pandey13 dager siden
  • I am for the move he made... It is terrible the way his last ride treated this legendary driver. He is a bad ass, God bless him, and I have a feeling it will get better for him... There is only ONE Sebi👏🍾👍

    Cesar ToledoCesar Toledo13 dager siden
  • After signing Hulkenberg he is on his way out!

    paul haytonpaul hayton14 dager siden
  • I thought it was hilarious. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke and team.

    John DennisJohn Dennis14 dager siden
  • Vettel has always been mediocre plus a bit. It was the car that won him his F1 titles NOT his driving skill. Alonso and Hamilton are streets ahead of him especially nowadays. Vettel`s mindset is about as hard as a soft boiled egg. As pressure mounts, he will make more and more mistakes as he tries less and less attractive moves on track. He should have retired 2 yrs ago.

    Peter StubbsPeter Stubbs14 dager siden
  • No excuses hold up for this sort of performance from a four times world champion unfortunately. Desperately want to him to show the old Seb though.

    Haydn WhitmoreHaydn Whitmore15 dager siden
  • “A good tradesman doesn’t blame his tools”

    zac cokerzac coker15 dager siden
  • It's like he's lost all confidence in himself.

    Cahyono TeguhCahyono Teguh15 dager siden
  • Predicted this way back when the race and the comments were talking up his move. Which was all nonsense. The bottom line is Vettle is and always has been incapable of fighting in traffic. He's damn quick in free air in a good car. That's it! soon as you put other cars around him, his entire career. He's been shite. He makes shit mistakes, he makes rookie moves, he panics and he fucks up. End of story.

    DAGATHireDAGATHire15 dager siden
  • I hope he does shit

    Pompey Fitness JamesPompey Fitness James15 dager siden
  • Can't say I supported the decision to hire Vettel over Perez. Perez got as much out of the car as possible and deserved an extended contract instead of the way he was treated.

    Robert MiletteRobert Milette15 dager siden
  • He should have retired last year

    LouelLouel16 dager siden
  • Picked up where he left off from Ferrari

    Ali RazviAli Razvi16 dager siden
  • With Vettel its always someone else's fault, or the car's fault or the man in the moon's fault. His arrogance can never ever accept he is a flawed driver and always has been unless he is out front with a car advantage. Except now he is also a 'has been'. He was a twat at Red Bull who ignored team orders, treated team mates like shit and Horner gave into him every time. Its also the case that F1 cut him huge slack as well. His inability to actually race was found out at Ferrari and now he will be found out at AM. Someone will regret ever getting him into AM.

    1chish1chish16 dager siden
  • He's got this liar image he needs to fix on top of the 'misfortunes'

    drGonzodrGonzo16 dager siden
  • A waste of a seat giving it to Vettel.

    edward rhodesedward rhodes16 dager siden
  • Surly he can just adjust his driving style that's what all the other great drivers have done with diva cars I think he has lost the plot

    Drop Dead KevDrop Dead Kev16 dager siden
  • It's amazing how people just write off a 4 time world Champion so easily. He had two amazing cars back in 2011 and 2013, but doesn't people remember how tight was in 2010 and 2012? He wasn't even leading the championship until the last race when it ment in 2010 and back in 2012 he had to come back from a big difference of points after the summer break, even finishing 3rd when starting from pit lane in Abu Dhabi or finishing in the right position after being spunned in the last race of the season with all the preasure to be WC. Also people seem to forget that he is the third driver with most victories in the Scuderia while battling with the most dominant team in F1 history. 2015 was an amazing year for him and also 2017 when the car was no where near the Mercedes (engine was way less powerful) and still putting great performances and even finishing second in the championship. People say he also made mistakes those season, but in fact, he was penalized by reliability issues in Japan and Malaysia. Singapore is also attributed to him as a mistake, but the truth is that the first contact was done with Kimi, who by the way, had the full picture of what was happening. 2018, yeah, we might agree he did big mistakes and probably lost the championship, but who remember all mistakes Alonso did in 2010 that also made him lose the championship? China, Monaco, GB, Spa are just some of them, yet nobody remembers. 2019 him and Leclerc were quite tight, and reliability issues at the end in Russia and USA made him lost the position against him who in Seb's words "Is the most talented driver he came across", maybe he will be a future multiple world champion who knows. And 2020 was just full of bullshit in the team, he was let alone, you can just have a look how toxic the environment was with Binotto's words or DTS episode. And for this year, it is the first race, he was the driver with less laps in testing and he is coming to a completly different car philosophy, it's to soon to judge, and people might be correct. We all know Seb is a one of a kind. He might not be the driver with most raw speed, or with the best battling capabilities, but he is by far one of the best reading the races, building strategies and when he has a car that suits his driving style (which by the way is also quite special) he can be unbeatble. I have been reading things like he is the worst multiple world champion in history, a guy who has multiple records, the one with most consecutive wins, the 3rd driver with most wins in F1 history and the 3rd with most win for Ferrari. I don't know why, but think he butthurted so many people back in the days that they just want him to be written off, but, sorry for them, he will forever be one of the legends in F1.

    relay35relay3516 dager siden
    • 100 💯

      Hrithik RajHrithik Raj15 dager siden
  • I would be careful, making excuses for a 4 time World Champion... Yes, he did not have much luck on his side lately, but if your head is clearly not where it should be and then refusing to acknowledge that a shrink might have helped and insisting you can do it yourself... I don't know. I mean, I do like Vettel, but I also believe that most of the 'mess' he finds himself in, is of his own doing and down to his own decisions and perhaps also his reluctance to accept that even he is human and could benefit from a shrink every now and then.

    Felix HinzeFelix Hinze16 dager siden
  • Probably Pérez is using the same excuses.

    Endureromex EEndureromex E16 dager siden
  • Older drivers lose their edge because they fear making mistakes, they fear tarnishing their reputation and legacy. Vettel back at Red Bull had a lot to prove. Vettel right now is simply trying to protect and justify his legacy. Same with Fernando, Kimi and Schumacher in his late years. As the popular saying goes, a person who does not love leaves no hostage to fortune.

    Chua JantzenChua Jantzen16 dager siden
  • To simplify the video FIA has made it a point that no matter even ig you give a rocket ship vettel doesnt win the championship coz merc has given them good amount of bribery

    Alone1amAlone1am16 dager siden
  • Vettel is not a driver that makes a car much better, he needs a very good car to compete for the top. Wishing him the best but to me he's not nearly as good as those 4 titles may imply.

    Ivander85Ivander8516 dager siden
  • If he doesn’t do better later this season, then let’s hope in vain that the 2022 regs will be his saving grace. If the 22 regs help, then he’s set for life. If the 22 regs cause him to do just as poorly, then this will probably be when I’m going to stop having so much faith in Seb. I’d really hate if that happens because when I decided to really start watching actual races in 2018, instead of just liking the cars alone my entire life, I Seb has always been my favorite.

    Alec HinshawAlec Hinshaw16 dager siden
  • He´s well , well past his best . Mistake in signing him to Aston.

    Hanne CattonHanne Catton17 dager siden
  • It's like he's a broken man. Ferrari broke him. He's finished. A shell of the champion he was when he left Red Bull. Give him 3 races. If he doesn't shape up, show him the door. F1 is F1. This is not charity.

    Nico MontinolaNico Montinola17 dager siden
  • If Stroll beats him this season his career is over. Whatever it was that he had now seems long gone. Sad but true.

    Robert RackstrawRobert Rackstraw17 dager siden
  • Vettel has previous for driving into other people

    Anthony StaffordAnthony Stafford17 dager siden
  • Easy, becasue he is not so good. The worst multiple champion of the history.

    AdraotubeAdraotube17 dager siden
  • Perhaps his hair was in his eyes...

    stoopidloopidstoopidloopid17 dager siden
  • We've seen this before Vettel cannot adapt his driving style to suit different cars, so while he was unstoppable in the blown diffuser era he has been unable to get the best out of cars that aren't built for him

    AlexAlex17 dager siden
  • And to think they got rid of Perez for this. He's lost whatever it was he had and constantly blames everything around him.

    David FewtrellDavid Fewtrell17 dager siden
  • He seems angry and frustrated and consistently making poor decisions because of it. And blaming the other driver for a crash he caused isn't helping either. He needs to get to a happy place or retire because it's painful to watch.

    Michael HigginsMichael Higgins17 dager siden
  • Hulkenberg would have been a much better choice.

    BCBC17 dager siden
  • Sadly I think he's lost it, a few years ago, around the crash at Milan festival. He's not making sense, not driving fast, not interested.

    Brian LuceyBrian Lucey17 dager siden
  • Vettel is as good as anyone when the car is almost perfect. However, he seems to lack the raw ability and calm attitude required when the car isn't that way. Way too many unforced errors I'm afraid.

    Roger FroudRoger Froud17 dager siden
  • Vettel is well past his prime, needs to retire ASAP. Stroll has got better but still a mid field F1 driver at best. Aston Martin will regret letting Perez go.

    Craig DaviesCraig Davies17 dager siden
  • The rake has fucked many teams ,why didn't the other teams just put there rakes on top,just more bullshit to change the teams at the top,other teams should've already changed there cars to run like Mercedes, no they had to wait until the FIA fucked more than one team.

    Road HogRoad Hog17 dager siden
  • Uhh another season and we are again here trying to justify Vettel place in F1. He has lost it all guys. He has not been at it for too many years.

    ac0rpbgac0rpbg17 dager siden
  • I just want more than a 2 horse race

    damag3plandamag3plan17 dager siden
  • This comment section is pathetic, all just Vettel fanboys in denial. I could only IMAGINE what you people would be saying if Lewis was the one who hit Ocon and blamed it on him, holy shit.

    Eyal GreenEyal Green17 dager siden
    • i agree mate. i'm also a vettel fan but i would never blind myself from reality. makes me sick how hypocrite the fanboys are, making up every excuse to defend him because he's a more likeable person

      Rafi HaifanRafi Haifan7 dager siden
  • No matter what even if he did finished-20 Vettel is Vettel and i love him and he will always be a bull inside

    Ragnar luthbrookRagnar luthbrook17 dager siden
  • Sorry but Aston Martin shot themselves in the foot copying mercs car. Clearly if merc is struggling like this I can only imagine how Aston Martin is doing copying the homework without doing the research.

    SilvaSilva18 dager siden
  • He's a world champion and was hired to bring his experience to AM. But if he wants to win again, he can't wait for MS to fix the car 100% to his liking. He also needs to adapt to the car. So it goes both ways. No pain... no gain.. for all who play a role here....

    Frank RFrank R18 dager siden
  • Vettel sucks..he’s gonna suck the rest of the season too. Stand by

    FlooidFlooid18 dager siden
  • Get him out of there. He has a bad attitude.

    T JT J18 dager siden
  • The graph showing positioning during the race, is that an app or custom made? Around the 3:30 area

    Alex HillAlex Hill18 dager siden
  • When will people address that his attitude stinks?

    Ashley SlingersAshley Slingers18 dager siden
  • I'll be happy with 2 podiums and points in at least 10 races

    Tejas KhandekarTejas Khandekar18 dager siden
  • The clash with Ocon was typical Vettel; always blaming everyone but himself. I wonder if Vettel and Alonso was formed from the same batch of raw material.....

    Henrik PaulsenHenrik Paulsen18 dager siden
  • Seb is still one of the best F-1drivers. The day he finally gets his mental performance back to where it was before he ever signed The Ferrari deal, he will become a winner again. Ferrari team eats your mental capacity to do anything, if you're not able to win. We've seen that happen to many drivers before Vettel, with at least one exception... Kimi Raikkonen, Who is mentally one of the strongest, if not the strongest, F-1 driver. Not even Ferrari was able to brake his mind, but then again, he's a Finn! Now Seb just needs to clear his mind and strengthen his mind again and start to do what his passion really is : Racing!

    JL WyborgJL Wyborg18 dager siden
  • Reminds me of Andrea de Cesaris

    Stephen JonesStephen Jones18 dager siden
  • Sebastian Vettel is a great guy but frankly I never think of him as a great driver. He won 4 world championships because he had the fastest car and his team favored him over the second drivers. The championships he won was because of the genius of Adrian Newey. Fernando Alonso gave him a title fight even with a much slower car in his 4 years of glory. Daniel Riciardo and Charles Leclerc both came and beat him in their very first years even when they were being treated as number 2 drivers and not given the best favorable strategies. He was in the right place at the right time and hence won 4 championships mostly because of chance or luck and less because of his driving talents.

    Varun RanadeVarun Ranade18 dager siden
  • Because vettel is overrated

    Πανος ChristakΠανος Christak18 dager siden
  • It’s the Helmet lol

    STUNTMASTER447STUNTMASTER44718 dager siden
  • He is wasting a seat on the grid!

    nitesh acharyanitesh acharya18 dager siden
  • Reading the comments I'm surprised at the excuses still being made for Vettel. We all love him but c'mon you gotta face the truth, he's been awful the last few years. I would love a comeback for him but I just can't see it happening.

    Jason JansenJason Jansen18 dager siden
    • exactly. i'm also a fan but i wouldn't blind myself from reality. pathetic how they blame everyone except seb himself for his downfall

      Rafi HaifanRafi Haifan7 dager siden
  • Because Vettel is bad. He’s poor at understanding and communicating setup. With RB, Newey had the experience to understand from the data how to build and set up a car that best fit Vettel, he didn’t have to rely on Vettel’s ability to communicate. BTW, the video is wrong in saying Vettel performs well in a car that has a front that works. The RB had the most stable REAR, and that made him comfortable. He prefers a car with a slight push and does not like a car that’s loose.

    Daniel FinkeDaniel Finke19 dager siden
  • Laughable as to what is the TRUE identity of this car...is it an Aston Martin, is it an Infiniti, it is a Mercedes Benz? Like hundreds of millions of people suffering from dysphoria, I believe the 2021 car is suffering from an identity crises.

    Nue ViewNue View19 dager siden
  • Unfortunately, he is denying a younger faster driver a seat, and he is getting very unsafe. Time to go.

    Donald ConnellDonald Connell19 dager siden
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